New International Version
Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
King James Bible
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy [grain] out of Egypt.
World English Bible
Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
Young's Literal Translation
and the ten brethren of Joseph go down to buy corn in Egypt,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jacob saw that there was corn - That is, Jacob heard from the report of others that there was plenty in Egypt. The operations of one sense, in Hebrew, are often put for those of another. Before agriculture was properly known and practiced, famines were frequent; Canaan seems to have been peculiarly vexed by them. There was one in this land in the time of Abraham, Genesis 12:10; another in the days of Isaac, Genesis 26:1; and now a third in the time of Jacob. To this St. Stephen alludes, Acts 7:11 : there was great affliction, and our fathers found no sustenance.
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Now, there are very few minds that can make parables. The fact is, I do not know of but one good allegory in the English language, and that is, the "Pilgrim's Progress in Parables, pictures, and analogies are not so easy as some think; most men can understand them, but few can create them. Happy for us who are ministers of Christ, we have no great trouble about this matter; we have not to make parables; they are made for us. I believe that Old Testament history has for one of its designs the furnishing …
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He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die."
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him.
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